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Fenix HT18 1500lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XHP35 HI LED
1500 lm output
162682 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix HT18 (HT18) released in 2019. It uses Cree XHP35 HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1500 lm output, 162682 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 807 m.

The HT18 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The mode memory of HT18 eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers

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Fenix HT18 (HT18) specifications

BrandFenix
NameHT18
TypeHT18
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1476 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The HT18 flashlight allows you to illuminate dark areas, identify potential hazards, or deter threats by shining light on them.

Body

Weight220 g
Length184 mm
Body diameter26 mm
Head diameter68 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The heavier flashlight may be more tiring to hold for extended periods or less suitable for activities that require lightweight portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of HT18 has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components.

The HAIII coating offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. The HT18 flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.

System

EmitterCree XHP35 HI LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The primary function of the smooth reflector (SMO) is to precisely focus and project the light emitted from the light source into a defined beam pattern. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches.

Performance

Flux1500 lm
Intensity162682 cd
Throw807 m
CD/LM factor108.45

With 1500 lm, the HT18 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The intense brightness of a 162682 cd flashlight can provide exceptional visibility and enhance safety in low-light or dark environments. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output.

Software

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The HT18 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Features

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The power source of the HT18 flashlight is 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The HT18 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. When the flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.

Accessories

Package contents18650 adapter
21700 battery with USB Type-C
USB Type-C cable
green light filter
lanyard
nylon holster
red light filter
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the additional expense of purchasing a battery separately. The holster provides a reliable and convenient way to keep your flashlight securely protected when not in use. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

The performance of the Fenix HT18 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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